Our business enables the supply of sustainable, affordable and safe energy for all. We constantly look for ways to make a better world, working and innovating to reduce our environmental impact and that of our customers. We work hard to protect our employees in every facet of their work; to provide a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace; and to make sure that we and our suppliers operate ethically.

The Energy Transition challenge is an opportunity for Halliburton to do what we do best: solve problems. The long-term effects of moving to a lower carbon-based energy economy are difficult to predict, but we are actively preparing for the transition through emissions reduction across our value chain. We embrace the challenge of giving energy producers the solutions they need to continue to power the world with minimal impact on the environment.

Sustainability at Halliburton, therefore, means continuing to serve our customers, employees, stakeholders, and communities in an environmentally, socially, and ethically responsible way. Through our six guiding principles, we will continue to do so, now and in the future.


2020 Annual & Sustainability Report

From the way our employees are embracing change to our commitment to the Science Based Targets initiative, learn how Halliburton is “Charting a New Course”  for our business and our commitment to sustainability.


Reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions/operating hours


Total Recordable Incident Rate per 200K hours worked


Total philanthropic giving (money and services), 2020


Average number of training hours per employee, 2020


We base our Halliburton sustainability strategy on our material Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues. We identify and update these issues annually through engagement with our primary stakeholders: employees, customers, shareholders, suppliers, governments, trade associations, and community organizations. 

Our material ESG issues are: 

  • Health, Safety, and Wellness 

  • Corporate Governance, Business Ethics, and Transparency 

  • Climate Change: Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction, Energy Efficiency, Alternative Energy 

  • Regulatory Management 

  • Information Security and Data Management 

  • Risk and Crisis Management 

  • Continuous Improvement 

  • Environmental Stewardship: Water, Waste, Responsible Resource Use, Biodiversity 

  • Board Leadership and Inclusion 

  • Economic Performance 

  • Human Rights, Human Trafficking 

  • Benefits and Compensation 

  • Diversity and Inclusion 

  • Supply Chain Sustainability 


Our strategy is supported by our Sustainability Commitments which are presented in our 2020 Annual Sustainability Report.  


We have set science-based targets to help us achieve our emissions reduction goals.

We have a purpose – to help customers deliver the affordable energy provided by oil and gas – in a more effective, efficient, safe, and ethical manner – while minimizing environmental impact.

Jeff Miller, Chairman, President & CEO

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Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

Built on a solid foundation of ethics and integrity, the Halliburton Guiding Principles for Sustainability provide the framework for our operations and our future. To ensure that these principles guide every aspect of our decisions, plans and actions, we have matched each with a clearly defined intent.

Climate Change

Climate Change

At Halliburton, our purpose is to help our customers satisfy the world’s need for affordable, reliable, efficient energy provided by oil and gas. We strive to do this in a safe and ethical manner while minimizing environmental impacts.